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Washington County, Mississippi
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Washington County, Mississippi Facts

When was Washington County, MS Created?
Washington County was established on January 29, 1827 from Warren County and Yazoo County.

What is the County Seat of Washington County, MS?
The County Seat is located in Greenville additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, MS?
Bordering Counties are Bolivar CountySunflower CountyHumphreys CountySharkey CountyIssaquena County and Chicot County , Arkansas.

Washington County, MS Vital Records

Where can find Washington County, MS Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.

Certified marriages may also be obtained from the Circuit Clerk Court. Certified divorce decrees may also be obtained from the Chancery Clerk Court.

Washington County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

You can search online for Washington County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Washington County, MS Census Records

What Washington County, MS census records are available?
Washington County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Washington Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Washington Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Washington County, MS Courthouse and Government Records

Washington County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Washington County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Washington County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Mississippi residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Washington County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Mississippi Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Washington County, MS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washington County, MS?
A list of Washington County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other Washington County, MS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Washington County, MS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Washington County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Washington Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. MS Cemetery & Church Records

Washington Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. MS General and History Websites

Washington Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. MS Military Records